Marts news from Cardigan, Whitland, Newcastle Emlyn and Crymych
4:01pm Thursday 15th April 2010 in Marts
J. J. Morris reports: A fair entry of cattle with trade a little easier for store cattle and suckler cows in short supply. The sheep section was very well supported.
Grazing cows: A good entry sold to an overall average of 102.55p/kg and £620/head.
Top prices per kilo: Limousin, 670kg, 122p, Williams, Marchgwyn Uchaf; Simmental, 510kg, 121p, Williams, Marchgwyn Uchaf; Welsh Black, 550kg, 118p, Lewis, Llwynllwyd.
Top prices per head: Hereford, 780kg, £870, Morgan, Penygraig Bungalow; Saler, 740kg, £835, Codd and Lewis, Upper North Hill; Limousin, 670kg, £820, Williams, Marchgwyn Uchaf.
Store cattle (325): A smaller entry of stores, with trade a little easier due to the bad weather and mixture in quality.
Heifers (129) overall average £520. Top prices: Limousin, £825, James, Iscoed; Limousin, £755, Johns, Carne Farm; Limousin, £710, Phillips, Moor Farm.
Steers (186) overall average £620. Top prices: Limousin, £885, Rees, Avola Farm; Belgian Blue, £860, Scale and co, Upper Haythog; Limousin, £815, Lewis, Trefyw.
Bulls (10) overall average £200; Top prices: Limousin, £440, Bush, Blaendyflin; Friesian, £205, Turpin, Great Merrixton Farm.
Suckler cows: £1,055, Simmental with Belgian Blue calf, Davies, Gilfach-Y-Gweision; £710, Simmental, Davies, Gilfach-Y-Gweision; £965, Hereford, Johns, Carne Farm.
Ewes and lambs: Another good entry was varied in quality. Top prices: £190, Bowen, The Grange; £185, Evans, Coedhirion; £178, Skelton, Y Ddyryd.
Ewe lambs: £75, Cotterell, Gelli Gilion Farm.
J. J. Morris reports: A good turnout, with a good trade in the store cattle and barren cow sections. Fewer calves with quality very mixed. Cull ewe trade was similar and ewes and lambs again sold well.
Store cattle (123) steers: £860, £755, £750, £715, Griffiths, Pencoed, Eglwyswrw; £825, £810, £775, £760, Vaughan, Fagwrgoch, Glanrhyd; £725, £680, Davies, Rhandir, Tremain.
Heifers: £765, £745, £705, Lewis, Glanllynan, Cardigan; £695, £600, Morgan, Cwrt, Eglwyswrw; £635, Griffiths, Pencoed, Eglwyswrw.
Barren cows/overage cattle (62): £920, £845, Lewis, Tyriet, Ferwig; £850, £730, £715, Reed, Rhosygadair, Blaenannerch; £795, Stanfield, Trefaes Fach, Beulah.
Calves (17): £182, £145 (Belgian Blue) Shalar, Blanpant, Bryn Iwan; £170, £120, £100 (Belgian Blue) Grooms, Tyhen, Sarnau; £120 (Welsh Black) James, Pantglas, Blaenporth.
Spring lambs (9): Standard maximum 234.6, average 232.68. Top prices: 234.6, Webb, Cefn, Llantood; 225, Harries, Fron Bannon, Penygroes.
Prime hoggets (518) overall average 189.3p. Top prices: 197.4, Davies, Canllefaes Uchaf, Penparc; 197, 196.3, 195.8, 195.5, 194.8, Phillips, Trewilym, Eglwyswrw; 195.3, 193.7, 193.1, 192.5, Davies, Pennant, Tanygroes.
Store lambs (55): £68, £55, Davies, Cwmporthman, Blaenporth; £50, £44, Thomas, Awelygrug, Crymych; £48, Hodges, Penralttgochel, Llanfyrnach.
Cull ewes (172): £130, £113.5, £112, £100, Davies, Canllefaes Uchaf, Penparc; £120, Jones, Penralltygwin, Beulah; £106, Grota, 5 Cambrian Way, Blaenannerch.
Ewes and lambs (18): £104, £100, Young, Wern-Glyd, Cilrhedyn; £100, Webb, Cefn, Llantood; £88, Harries, Fron Bannon, Penygroes.
J. J. Morris reports: The sheep section was a little quieter but there was a good entry of cattle.
Prime hoggets (224): A small entry, overall average 193.78p/kg, which was excellent due to the limited supply and strong demand.
Top prices per kilo: 42kg, Jones, Arnolds Hill, 214p; 45kg, Jones, Arnolds Hill, 212p; 40kg, Howells, 5 Kensington Street, 208p.
Top prices per head: 45kg, Jones, Arnolds Hill, £95.20; 49kg, Jones, Arnolds Hill, £93.50; 48.5kg, Jenkins, Llwyncrwn, £92.80.
Spring lambs: Due to the poor weather spring lambs are in short supply. Overall average 218.18p/kg. Top prices per kilo: 43kg, Thomas, Cresswell, 223p; 45.5kg, Thomas, Cresswell, 211p; 46.5kg, Jones, Brynteg, 200p.
Top prices per head: 43kg, Thomas, Cresswell, £96; 45.5kg, Thomas, Cresswell, £96; 46.50kg, Jones, Brynteg, £93.
Cull ewes and rams (164): A small entry, but it was keenly contested. Ewes overall average £68. Top prices: £130, Callan, Lower Broadmoor Farm; £120, Bowen, Gwyndy; £116, Jones and sons, Robleston Hall.
A goat from Walters, Upper Castle Ely sold to £46.
Rams overall average £77: Top prices: £109, Fairclough, Frowen; £54, Hughes and Butterfield, Pencraig; £50, Green, Uzmaston Farm.
Ewes and lambs: £130, James, Oernant Fach.
Cull cows and bulls (23): A very good entry with well fleshed cows in good demand. Cows overall average 90.63p/kg. Top prices per kilo: Belgian Blue, 600kg, 133p, Cranmer, Delacorse Uchaf; Limousin, 600kg, 113p, Morgan, Upper Bletherston; Friesian, 620kg, 110p, Vizza Developments, Brynfa.
Top prices per head: 810kg, £835, Vizza Developments, Brynfa; Belgian Blue, 600kg, £800, Cranmer, Delacorse Uchaf; Friesian, 715kg, £710, Thomas, Pantglas.
Overage cattle (12): A very good entry of overage steers and heifers. Steers overall average 127.81p/kg, heifers overall average 125.43p/kg.
Top prices: Limousin steer, 670kg, 138p, Saer, Rhosgoch; Aberdeen Angus steer, 650kg, 137p, Saer, Rhosgoch; Aberdeen Angus steer, 720kg, 133p, Saer, Rhosgoch.
Top prices per head: Limousin steer, 860kg, £1,030, Saer, Rhosgoch; Aberdeen Angus steer, 720kg, £955, Saer, Rhosgoch; Limousin steer, 705kg, £925, Saer, Rhosgoch.
Fat cattle (8): A good entry. Steers overall average 136.38p/kg, heifers overall average 124.87p/kg.
Top prices per kilo: Simmental steer, 630kg, 138.50p, Roberts, Llwyndrissi Farm; Limousin steer, 610kg, 137.50p, Davies, Mount Pleasant; Simmental steer, 610kg, 137.50p, Roberts, Llwyndrissi Farm.
Top prices per head: Simmental steer, 630kg, £872, Roberts, Llwyndrissi; Limousin steer, 610kg, £838 Davies, Mount Pleasant; Simmental steer, 610kg, £838, Roberts, Llwyndrissi.
Calves: £192, Limousin bull, Reynolds, Sarland; Hereford bulls, £155, £150, Reynolds, Sarland.
J. J. Morris reports: A very good entry from herds under TB restrictions for the red market. Once again well fleshed cattle sold to a premium and were keenly contested by a ringside of strong buyers ensuring excellent competition for all stock. Cows and bulls (65): A good trade with an overall average of 93.08p/kg.
Top prices per kilo: Friesian, 825kg, 114p, Phillips Bros, Cilhernin; Limousin, 750kg, 113p, Jenkins and son, Lower House Farm; Friesian, 775kg, 112p, Davies and sons, Pencwarre.
Top prices per head: Simmental bull, 1,030kg, £1,070 Blaeneifed Farms, Blaeneifed; Friesian, 825kg, £940 Phillips Bros, Cilhernin; Holstein Friesian, 860kg, £930, Llewellin, Cotland Farm.
Overage cattle (22): Heifers overall average 123.37p/kg, steers overall average 118p/kg.
Top prices per kilo: Belgian Blue heifer, 610kg, 144p Jenkins and son, Lower House Farm; Belgian Blue heifer, 615kg, 33p, Jenkins and son, Lower House Farm; Limousin heifer, 550kg, 133p, Jenkins and son, Lower House Farm.
Top prices per head: Belgian Blue heifer, 610kg, £880, Jenkins and son, Lower House; Limousin heifer, 625k, £825 Jenkins and son, Lower House; Belgian Blue heifer, 615kg, £815 Jenkins and son, Lower House.
Fat cattle: A good entry. Steers overall average 126.16p/kg, heifers overall average 131.22p/kg.
Top prices per kilo: Limousin, 590kg, 144.5p, Jenkins and son, Lower House; Limousin, 535kg, 137.5p, Jenkins and son, Lower House; Limsouin, 610kg, 37.5p, Jenkins and son, Lower House.
Top prices per head: Belgian Blue, 785kg, £1,040, Iscoed Farms Ltd, Iscoed Uchaf; Holstein friesian, 855kg, £944, Iscoed Farms Ltd, Iscoed Uchaf; Limsouin, 720kg, £932, Iscoed Farms Ltd, Iscoed Uchaf.
Dai lewis reports: Another good seasonal entry in all sections (891). New season lambs sold to a brisk run, while hoggets saw a much faster run for all categories including lightweights. Stores sold well for the quality presented, while culls again saw a flying trade throughout.
New season lambs: Standard maximum 243, average 224.8. Top: 243, 218, Bowen, Brynteilo, Penybont, Carmarthen.
Hoggets overall average 202.4 p/kg. Leading prices: 220, 200, Jones, Fronwilym, Llanarth, Aberaeron; 213, 212, 211, 207, 205, Driscoll, Brynglas, Cwmduad, Carmarthen; 211, 210, 206, 205, 203, 194, 193, 189, Jarman, Cildydd, Talyllyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Store hoggets overall average £43.46. Leading prices: £62.50, Davies, Rhosgeler, Rhos, Llandysul; £57, £40, Hillyer, Bargoed, Tregroes, Llandysul; £46, £32, Jones, Fronwilym, Llanarth.
In-lamb hoggets: £64, Robb, Parctwad, Llechryd.
Cull ewes overall average £81.39. Top prices: £141, Price, Gosen, Llanarth; £121, £97, Edwards, Parc Cwmbarre, Rhydlewis; £115, Baseley, Ffynnonpumpsaint, Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen.
Cull rams overall average £88.77. Leading prices: £172, £130, Organ, Tymaen, Rhos, Llandysul; £140, Baseley, Ffynnonpumpsaint, Llanpumpsaint, Carmarthen; £100, Thomas, Pantscawen, Pontsian.